Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Two Bards, One Mic – Episode 149.5: One Bard, One Marquess

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Intro music by Randall Marsh
Description: Scott tells about the history of Wallace Collection, recaps visit to The Wallace, the British Museum, differences in them, and experiences.

The Wallace Collection
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00:02:43. History of the Marquess of Hertford
+ Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford (TheWallaceCollection)
+ Francis Ingram Seymour-Conway 2nd Marquess of Hertford (TheWallaceCollection)
+ Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford (TheWallaceCollection)
+ Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (TheWallaceCollection)
+ Richard Jackson aka Sir Richard Wallace (TheWallaceCollection)
+ Amelie-Julie-Charlotte Castelnau aka Lady Wallace (TheWallaceCollection)
+ Sir John Murray Scott (TheWallaceCollection)

00:24:10. How the collection became open to the general public
+ The Centenary Project (TheWallaceCollection)

00:28:07. Touring through the collection
+ The Annunciation (Philippe de Champaigne) c.1648 (The Wallace Collection)
+ The Annunciation (Bartolome-Esteban Murillo) c.1665-70 (The Wallace Collection)

Comparing French and Spanish versions of The Annunciation
Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

(Scott names The Pieta, but that is a statue by Michelangelo. He may have also been thinking about Mrs Mary Robinson (Perdita) which is another painting in The Wallace Collection)

Titus, The Artist's Son (Rembrandt)
Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown)

The Laughing Cavalier (Frans Hals)
Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

+ Madame de Pompadour (The Wallace Collection)

Madame de Pompadour (François Boucher)
Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

The Swing (Fragonard)
Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown
00:44:47. Sèvres Porcelain Collection
+ Manufature national de Sèvres (wiki)

Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

00:48:32. Back story to how Scott sought out The Wallace Collection, and exploring the armory.
Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

00:56:06. Other Museums

+ The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (web)
+ The British Museum (web)

01:02:04. Getting back to the Wallace Collection
+ Louis XV's Commode (Gaudreaus) (TheWallaceCollection)
+ André Charles Boulle (wiki)
+ Inkstand Ecritoire 'a globes' (TheWallaceCollection)

Inkstand Ecritoire 'à globes'Photo Credit: Scott C. Brown

Neil deGrasse Tyson, if you're listening....
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+ Cosmos [IMDB]

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